Tagged: Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse 2 is Half Way Home

A pair of audacious explorers are redefining some long-held assumptions about the efficiency and endurance of airplanes. Swiss entrepreneurs Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have reached the midpoint of the first “around the world flight without fuel”, powered only...

Back Home…..

Detachments 1 and 2 from the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, following two simultaneous deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans came home today, August 20, 2014. They were aboard the guided missile destroyers...

USMC – HMM 364 “Flying the Barn”

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.  – Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 ( Purple Foxes) of Marine Air Group 16 (MAG), 3rd Marine Air Wing (MAW) conducted a commemorative flight from MCAS Camp Pendleton, Mar. 31, 2014....

Hawaii’s 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show

The 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show was presented aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Oahu. The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) offered a great stage to present an air show to tens of thousands of spectators.  Brooding volcanic mountains...

Bringing back 1981

She once felt the wind rushing against her airframe as she was thrown with a controlled violence into the blues skies of the Pacific Ocean, off of the USS Midway CV-41. Number 1981 was a McDonald Douglas RF-4B Phantom...

Historic Marine VMO-6 Flying Unit Gone, Not Forgotten

Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO-6) can trace its’ origins back to the formative years of Marine Aviation.  Active for slightly less than half of the century of Marine Corps aviation, the squadron served during the 1920s’ Nicaragua Campaign, World...